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Good News Tuesday for May 3, 2022: Free Gym Memberships for Teens, Turning Sewage into Green Energy, a Congolese Nun with Special Skills, and the Mysterious Journey of a One-Eyed Cat


Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Planet Fitness Offers Free Summer Memberships to High School Students

Teenagers 14-19 can work out for free at Planet Fitness this summer. If they register early, they’ll have a chance to win a scholarship. Younger teens can sign up with a parent. According to their website map, Planet Fitness has gyms all over world. You can read more about it here.

Oregon Town Turns Sewage into Green Energy

Treating wastewater consumes a lot of energy, but a town in Oregon is turning wastewater to green energy. The process “creates heat for five of the buildings on site and an estimated 4,324 megawatts of electricity, providing about half of the facility’s energy usage.” I learned a lot from this article from Reasons to be Cheerful.

Congolese Nun Creates and Maintains Hydro-electric Plant

A Congolese nun became an electrician and raised money so her town would have more consistent electricity.  Through her work, Sister Alphonsine Ciza helps provide reliable electricity for convent, a church, two schools, and a medical clinic. Here’s more from the Good News Network.

One-Eyed Cat Shows Up on an Offshore Oil Rig after Missing for Five Years

Here’s a mystery with a happy ending. A friendly black cat named Dexter went missing five years ago. Turns out he’d been living at a prison in Scotland where he was fed and loved by staff and inmates. Dexter had a habit of hanging out in shipping containers and was accidentally shipped to an offshore oil rig in the North Sea. The folks at the oil rig put his picture on Facebook which got him shipped back home to his original owner who plans to take him to visit the prison.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for May 3, 2022: Free Gym Memberships for Teens, Turning Sewage into Green Energy, a Congolese Nun with Special Skills, and the Mysterious Journey of a One-Eyed Cat

  1. That’s a big surprise on Planet Fitness

  2. Wonderful stories, JoAnna! The story of the Congolese nuns especially captured my attention. πŸ™‚ I remember an African nun in one of my college math classes in the eighties. She laughed when computers were talked about in the class! I hope she has access to them now! πŸ™‚

  3. The good news my soul needed to hear today! Thank you Joanna. You’re always reminding me that anything is possible!

    • Thank you for letting me know. I’m very happy to bring good news to your soul. We really need this. Drop by any Tuesday for more! πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for caring JoAnna and carrying the torch of kindness and good news.

  5. Kudos to the Congolese religious community for their initiative! I was especially heartened by the news of an Oregon town that’s turning sewage into green energy. With so much human waste available in towns and cities across America, such innovation has great potential for increasing our green energy production.

    • I agree. Turning human waste into green energy is a “no brainer.” Hopefully more towns and cities will move forward on this. So glad you liked the Congolese community story.

  6. All good. Sister Alphonsine is the most impressive

  7. I love Planet Fitness. I’ve been a member for a few years and the work they do, along with what they did during COVID lockdowns was exemplary!

  8. Hi JoAnna, it’s so lovely to read your Good News content again! Loved all of it, but especially the story about the nun who became an electrician, and the cat story! Amazing! Blessings πŸ™‚

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